Literary Journals Publishing Fiction

September 13, 2018

Trigger Warning: Now Seeking Fiction Submissions

Trigger Warning is an online zine of pulpy short fiction published with pictures. They aim to capture the feel of the cheap rag digests of the 70’s and 80’s with two-tone illustrations. They’re looking for science fiction, horror, fantasy, and noir, or anything else that would fit in on The Twilight Zone. John Skewes, a…

August 22, 2018

Cherry Tree: Now Seeking Submissions

Since its debut in 2015, Cherry Tree—a print journal of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction—has received many accolades. Poems published in Cherry Tree have gone on to be featured in The Best American Poetry and Verse Daily. Produced by Washington College, Cherry Tree is published under the imprint of Literary House Press, the publishing branch…

August 9, 2018

Cotton Xenomorph: Now Seeking Submissions

A new, fast-growing online literary journal offering brilliant poetry and fiction as an alternative to the language of oppression. Cotton Xenomorph hopes to broadcast new voices and contribute to conversations on social justice. You can get an idea of what they publish by reading the journal online. Cotton Xenomorph is published online on a rolling…

August 2, 2018

Typehouse Literary Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

A writer and artist run journal helmed in Portland, Oregon, Typehouse Literary Magazine publishes a wide variety of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. They are seeking insightful writing that captures the interest of readers. They want to showcase a broad range of individual perspectives on our shared human experience, and they especially like to feature…

July 12, 2018

The Capra Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Established in 2014, The Capra Review is an online journal of fiction, nonfiction, and art. They publish a wide variety of forms and styles for a broad audience. The editors of The Capra Review view their work as a dare—they dare you to read closely and uncover their buried obsessions, or yours. The Capra Review…

June 27, 2018

The Brooklyn Review: Now Seeking Submissions

UPDATED: They are currently closed to submissions. I apologize for the inconvenience. From Brooklyn College of The City University of New York—where John Ashbery and Allen Ginsberg once taught—The Brooklyn Review has offered almost 30 years of exceptional poetry, fiction, and performance texts. They’ve published work by literary cornerstones such as Ann Lauterbach, Wayne Koestenbaum,…

June 18, 2018

Asymmetry: Now Seeking Submissions

An online magazine of short speculative fiction, Asymmetry is seeking the best writing out there in the following categories: fantasy, science fiction, magical realism, experimental fiction, horror, slipstream, absurdism, weird fiction, bizzaro fiction, and anything else “interesting.” You can get a sense of what they like by browsing the magazine online, and you can get…

May 30, 2018

Barrelhouse: Now Accepting Submissions from Unpublished Writers

Barrelhouse is a respected and prestigious literary journal that accepts very few of the submissions it receives. They are primarily a biannual print publication, but they also have an online edition that publishes different work as well.  They publish poetry, short fiction, non-fiction, and flash fiction. They like to publish well crafted writing with a…

May 23, 2018

The Apple Valley Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Launched in 2006, The Apple Valley Review is a well-established and selective journal of poetry, fiction, and essays. Published twice a year online, in the spring and fall, the journal features finely crafted writing with both mainstream and literary appeal. They prefer work that is accessible and at the same time skillfully honed. To get…

May 10, 2018

The Other Stories Podcast: Now Seeking Fiction Submissions

The Other Stories is a weekly literary podcast. Each episode features one author and begins with an interview about the author’s writing—their influences, motivations, processes, and goals. Then, the author reads a short story and the interviewer asks the author questions about the story. Each episode is set to original music, scored uniquely for the…

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